“Because of the library’s location as the center of Rye’s landmarked Village Green, extensive zoning and architectural review fostered many architectural concepts, requiring numerous estimates and delays to the project. A.P. Construction’s team worked with us through this process towards our final project – one that met all the requirements of the various boards and commissions, as well as the library’s needs. Due to planning and extreme care given by all A.P. Construction employees the library remained open, with its patrons entering the building regularly.  Both the new addition and upgrades to the existing landmark building were completed on time – more importantly, completed on budget.”

Peggy PetersBuilding Committee Chair, Rye Free Reading Room

Address: 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY

Services: Construction Management

Construction Type: Library

Size: 20,400 sf

Contract: $3,200,000

Architect: Peter Gisolfi Associates

Project Description:

  • Renovation and addition to local landmark, 1913 Georgian brick structure with extremely difficult access issues abutting the “Village Green” on two sides and a brook on the rear. All work was done while the library remained fully operational.
  • Added a two-story wing that includes a new community meeting room of 1,100 square feet with entrance foyer and support facilities including pantry and restrooms.
  • Renovated and doubled the size of the children’s room with staircase from entry foyer, circulation desk, reading area, and computer access.
  • Five year construction management commitment with four schemes budgeted during extensive zoning approval and architectural review board process.
  • Renovations and code upgrades to various areas of the existing facility include the front entry, fire alarm, reference room, offices, receiving room and restrooms.
  • Construction management services included: budgeting, value engineering, subcontractor bid and award, safety and logistical planning, scheduling and construction.

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